Förster 106

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Förster 106


One of the earliest movements by Förster is the caliber 106 with a diameter of 8 1/2 lignes (officially measured 8 3/4'''), which was used in ladies' watches and features a cylinder escapement.

The non-shock protected balance is beared in four jewels, the cylinder escapement wheel in two and the rest of the gears runs in metal bearings.

On the dial side, you see the familiar rocking bar winding mechanism. Here, the click spring directly works on the mainspring barrel wheel, so, there’s no click.

Förster 106: Förster 106 dial side

Förster 106 dial side

Technical data

Size:8 1/2'''
Number of jewels:6
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
  • escape wheel
  • seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel, mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:rocking bar winding system
Setting lever spring:1 hole(s)
References: Flume: 1947 98
Mentioning in literature (years): 1951
Datasheet: Furniture catalogue, late 1940s

Usage gallery

Förster 106: unmarked ladies' watch

unmarked ladies' watch